Aston on Trent
Aston on Trent is an un-spoilt rural village situated in the English East Midlands, approximately four miles east of the city of Derby. It is situated on the north bank of the River Trent, about a mile from the river on rising ground safely out of the flood plain. The Trent and Mersey Canal runs between the village and the river.
Aston has over twelve hundred residents making it a thriving village with a very active social calendar, with over thirty social, learning and recreational groups, providing activities and events for all ages from the very young to the young at heart. Local amenities include the All Saints Church dating back to Celtic Times. The primary school, post office, village shop and two pubs are located throughout the heart of the village.
Aston was mentioned in the Domesday book, is near the site of a Neolithic settlement and has a wealth of social and working heritage. Until the early twentieth century much of the village and adjoining land was owned by wealthy families.
Much of the village is now a conservation area and contains a number of old and fascinating buildings. The annual Well Dressing Festival every July brings many visitors to view the locally decorated tableaux and accompanying stalls and entertainment.